Turnaround & special situations opportunities in Greece/SEE
Sigma Catalyst Partners is a private partnerhsip specializing in arranging investment opportunities for international investors interested in Greece and the SEE region. Main focus is food & agri, hopsitality and manufacturing SMEs in need of expansion or restructuring capital. We also selectively assist our partners in arranging project & infrastructure finance and M&A - strategic advisory.
The team is based in Athens, but maintains trusted partnerships with financial and business development experts in other European countries and the Balkan region.
Local knowledge - International partnerships
Our team has a combined experience of over 40 years with international corporations, investment advisors and state owned organizations in structuring and executing finance and business development projects. Our track record and approach ensures pragmatic advisory combined with hands-on execution support.
Furthermore, we cooperate with international experts in our focus areas (eg. turnarounds and special situations) to provide expert advisory services and access to international financial capital sources.
Our goal: Matching international investors to suitable local opportunities
Our strategy to partner and work buy-side with international investors, while keeping excellent relationships with the local business and banking community enables us to proactively source off-market opportunities for specialty investors. We add value to international investors by offering independent and unbiased advice and combining our local knowledge and network with our international know-how and experience.
We follow a pragmatic approach to project selection as we recognize that there is no "one size fits all" solution, hence we do not promise everything to everybody. We only undertake assignments where we believe we can deliver and therefore are happy to link remuneration with the returns we generate for our investors.
Raising finance for acquisitions and investment projects in today's challenging environment is complex esp. in SE Europe, where investors often tend to overestimate country risk. Greece is considered an emerging economy for international funds in many industry sectors. This translates to business opportunities, as in many interesting projects limited investor interest results to attractive risk adjusted expected returns.
We believe that international investors offering both funding and access to international markets as well as technology expertise can build long term investment cases in the Greek market as well as the regional emerging economies.